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Friday Blast at Lagoon

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Created by Al Planet > 9 months ago, 25 Jan 2014
Al Planet
TAS, 1537 posts
25 Jan 2014 1:08PM
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As forecast the westerly came through late on Friday at Lagoon. Initially there was a 24 knot NW blowing which dropped to 12 to 18 knots that had us wondering if that's all we were getting. When the westerly arrived it started at around 25 knots and quickly built to 30 to 38 knots causing lots of stuff to blow around the rigging area ( small children had to hold on to trees and fence posts). Here are a few photos I took late in the day after most of us had kicked back with a few beverages and barbequed goods. Flood, Parky and Ben sailed till late.














houston
TAS, 3173 posts
25 Jan 2014 11:11PM
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Is that your bitch Al?

Al Planet
TAS, 1537 posts
27 Jan 2014 4:52PM
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houston said..

Is that your bitch Al?


Lettuce farmers always obsessed with the hoes and the beaches. FYI Patch is a boy dog..

Al Planet
TAS, 1537 posts
27 Jan 2014 5:03PM
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There was a solid amount of wind on Saturday, Sunday was good for the longer boards.












Al Planet
TAS, 1537 posts
27 Jan 2014 8:37PM
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More from Saturday











houston
TAS, 3173 posts
27 Jan 2014 9:19PM
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Monday blast in the lagoon in the south ended with Rob catapulting landing badly on the boom and braking I reckon at least one rib off his spine.................I did that once falling off a cow and I know just how much it hurts........yeah a cow
Hope you're OK mate pretty cool move

easty
TAS, 2213 posts
27 Jan 2014 9:35PM
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Bugger for Rob!

houston
TAS, 3173 posts
27 Jan 2014 9:44PM
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Just spoke to Rob he's still in hospital with a punctured lung he's pretty saw can hardly talk but he'll live................... so guy's we don't put his gear up for auction ...................... yet

Sorry Rob hope you don't mind us bagging the sh.t out of you we're only trying to keep your mind off the pain.

easty
TAS, 2213 posts
27 Jan 2014 9:59PM
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Make that a double bugger. Ouch!
All the best Rob!

SamueLseries
TAS, 7 posts
27 Jan 2014 10:01PM
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Gentlemen, I'll have you know that our Patch is a supreme beast of grace, cunning and wisdom. He is know by the locals as "Yoda" because of his vast knowledge of windsurfing and the ways of mother nature, and because of his cuddly yet fearsome appearance.

MrRob
TAS, 100 posts
27 Jan 2014 10:11PM
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Thanks everyone who helped. Im pretty gone on drugs at the moment. Think my season is over

SamueLseries
TAS, 7 posts
27 Jan 2014 10:13PM
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Also, here are some of my shots from that arvo.

geared4knots
TAS, 2633 posts
27 Jan 2014 11:13PM
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Not a catapult, an advanced flatwater transition..

yeah brocken rib(s) and punctured lung is the word from the medics.
Better now he has some morphine onboard.

FoS
TAS, 1664 posts
28 Jan 2014 7:01AM
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Let me when the auctioning starts ill get the gear laid out in the paddock forbetter viewing.

Damo, just because you have avan with tools in, doesn'tmean you can go around quoting for work, and
$50 for 2 dayslabour isn't realistic, im not sure Rob will want that work.

JohnnyHuett
TAS, 539 posts
28 Jan 2014 9:38AM
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Great photo's guys - bad luck Rob.

Slightly blurry - but a little Boat Harbour action too..




MrRob
TAS, 100 posts
28 Jan 2014 9:46AM
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What percentage are you thinking of taking Fos?

Kazza
TAS, 2334 posts
28 Jan 2014 10:05AM
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JohnnyHuett said..

Great photo's guys - bad luck Rob.

Slightly blurry - but a little Boat Harbour action too..






Wow looks like some where exotic not Tassie.

Hope it's fast healing for you Rob, very unlucky, starting to make me think that Houstons got the right idea wearing an impact vest all the time.

MrRob
TAS, 100 posts
28 Jan 2014 10:27AM
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Im going to get one. I always thought houston was batting for the otherside with that impact vest but now i see the light

FoS
TAS, 1664 posts
28 Jan 2014 6:06PM
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Ive felt mine take a beating at times wouldnt go out without it.

Impact vest I mean.

houston
TAS, 3173 posts
28 Jan 2014 10:22PM
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MrRob said..

Thanks everyone who helped. Im pretty gone on drugs at the moment. Think my season is over


Come on Rob chin up your season isn't over yet look on the bright side stock up on the drugs come on down to the beach you sit on the sand dunes with the camera so we can take drugs and smash the lip

MrRob
TAS, 100 posts
28 Jan 2014 10:31PM
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May well do that.

CrackerJack
TAS, 160 posts
28 Jan 2014 10:31PM
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Bad luck Rob - these accidents do happen. Just googled to see how long a punctured lung takes to mend but to many variables - but the young !! & healthy have the best results - so we will see you next weekend - OK maybe the following week, or the week after, or, no, surely not next season.

easty
TAS, 2213 posts
29 Jan 2014 9:57AM
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MrRob said..

Im going to get one. I always thought houston was batting for the otherside with that impact vest but now i see the light


Yeah, thinking along the same lines.
? for those that have them - what brands work with waist harnesses? Do they have flotation as well?

Kazza
TAS, 2334 posts
29 Jan 2014 10:12AM
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easty said..

MrRob said..

Im going to get one. I always thought houston was batting for the otherside with that impact vest but now i see the light


Yeah, thinking along the same lines.
? for those that have them - what brands work with waist harnesses? Do they have flotation as well?


Neil Pryde, floaty as well.

MrRob
TAS, 100 posts
29 Jan 2014 12:18PM
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Kazza said...
easty said..

MrRob said..

Im going to get one. I always thought houston was batting for the otherside with that impact vest but now i see the light


Yeah, thinking along the same lines.
? for those that have them - what brands work with waist harnesses? Do they have flotation as well?


Neil Pryde, floaty as well.


What do they cost Damo? If a few people buy them because of my sacrifice, you'll have cut me in. Im thinking 30%

cookie01
TAS, 171 posts
29 Jan 2014 3:30PM
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Sorry to hear about your situation MrRob.
I went with the Pro Limit crash vest. It has pockets in the front and the back, i think they are for putting lead in.
For me having built in weight i put 2 litres of water and a PLB in the back pocket and food in the front.
Works well with my waist harness, not sure what flotation it has though.
Take it easy...

MrRob
TAS, 100 posts
29 Jan 2014 4:43PM
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cookie01 said...
Sorry to hear about your situation MrRob.
I went with the Pro Limit crash vest. It has pockets in the front and the back, i think they are for putting lead in.
For me having built in weight i put 2 litres of water and a PLB in the back pocket and food in the front.
Works well with my waist harness, not sure what flotation it has though.
Take it easy...


Thanks. I reckon ill be looking for something without the pockets however.



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